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dc.contributor.authorCoppock, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorEngdahl, Elisabeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-22T14:20:26Z
dc.date.available2018-03-22T14:20:26Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierhttp://uu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:1173907&dswid=-8898
dc.identifier.citationElizabeth Coppock, Elisabet Engdahl. 2017. "Absolut superlativ i samtida språkbruk." Sprak och Stil, Volume 27, pp. 5 - 20 (16).
dc.identifier.issn1101-1165
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/27843
dc.description.abstractIn this article we report on a corpus study of elative superlatives in contemporary Swedish. Elative superlatives differ from ordinary superlatives in that no direct comparison with other referents is involved. Instead a referent is said to have the property expressed by the adjective to a very high degree. In Swedish, elative superlatives are formally distinct from ordinary superlatives (they lack the post-nominal clitic article) which means that they can be found in corpus searches. We show that elative superlatives have expressive function and are typically used in emphatic assertions which are intended to make the strongest possible claim in a given situation. Elative superlatives are used in all grammatical functions but with slightly different implicational properties. Contrary to what has been assumed, elative superlatives are not limited to fixed expressions and formal written language. Creative uses abound in blog texts and sports commentaries.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://eecoppock.info/Engdahl+Coppock.pdf
dc.description.urihttp://eecoppock.info/Engdahl+Coppock.pdf
dc.description.urihttp://eecoppock.info/Engdahl+Coppock.pdf
dc.format.extent5 - 20 (16)en_US
dc.languageSwedish
dc.language.isosv
dc.publisherSwedish Science Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSprak och Stil
dc.subjectSwedishen_US
dc.subjectSuperlativesen_US
dc.subjectElativesen_US
dc.subjectDefinitenessen_US
dc.subjectPolarity sensitivityen_US
dc.subjectStrength of assertionen_US
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.titleAbsolut superlativ i samtida språkbruken_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Romance Studiesen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US


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